January 11, 2003

Australia batting in Hobart


HOBART, Jan 11 AAP - Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and will bat in today's one day cricket international against England at Hobart's Bellerive Oval.

Key fast bowler Glenn McGrath returns to the Australian team from injury, relegating Andrews Symonds to 12th man.

England has included fast bowler Steve Harmison, who was in doubt through injury, while Adam Hollioake will carry the drinks.

The umpires are Darrell Hair and Dave Orchard, with Steve Davis third umpire.

Fine weather with a maximum temperature of 23 degrees is forecast.


Australia: Ricky Ponting (c), Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn, Michael Bevan, Jimmy Maher, Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, Andy Bichel, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Andrew Symonds (12th).

England: Nasser Hussain (c), Nick Knight, Marcus Trescothick, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Alec Stewart, Ian Blackwell, Ronnie Irani, Andy Caddick, Jimmy Anderson, Steve Harmison, Adam Hollioake (12th).